Leicester City 'orgy video': Who are the players allegedly involved?

James Pearson, Tom Hopper and Adam Smith at centre of allegations

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Leicester have launched an internal investigation following allegations that three of their players - James Pearson, Tom Hopper and Adam Smith - were filmed in an orgy with a Thai woman who was racially abused.

Here, we take a look at the three players allegedly filmed in the video.

:: James Pearson (aged 22)

The son of the club's manager Nigel Pearson, the defender's only first-team appearance for Leicester so far came in the Capital One Cup defeat to Shrewsbury in August. Sheffield-born, he has been on loan at Carlisle, Wrexham and Peterborough. He made three appearances for Carlisle, eight for Wrexham, but did not play for Peterborough during his time there.

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James Pearson

 

:: Tom Hopper (aged 21)

The striker, who was signed from Boston in 2010, is another who has yet to play in the league for the Foxes. Hopper was named the academy's player of the year in 2012. He had made his first-team debut that season as a late substitute in an FA Cup match before making 24 appearances on loan at Bury the next campaign, scoring three goals. Two more appearances in the Capital One Cup followed for the Foxes the next season. The 2014-15 campaign was the most fruitful for Hopper after he scored four goals in 12 matches for League One side Scunthorpe.

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Tom Hopper

 

:: Adam Smith (aged 22)

The Sunderland-born goalkeeper has had seven loan spells away from the club, the majority serving as back-up. He has made 12 league appearances during his time away from the Foxes, the most recent which came at Mansfield Town in the season just ended.